Sakima Smith

Sakima Smith, MD

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Physician
4.8 out of 5
  • 40 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 10 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

614-293-7677

About Me

I am a heart-failure transplant cardiologist, and I believe that the gift of life is truly amazing. I am particularly interested in working with patients that are critically ill and working together towards improving their quality of life.

I am a firm believer in providing individualized care to my patients. I take this approach in the clinic and when I'm designing new translational research projects.

I enjoy working at a large academic medical center such as The Ohio State University because I am able to interact with world leaders in different fields of study. I am constantly provided with opportunities to be educationally engaged.

In my free time I enjoy playing basketball, spending time with my family, traveling and attending Ohio State football games.
Highlights
  • Associate program director, Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship Program, 2015
  • James V. Warren Fellowship Research Award, 2014
  • Robert Wood Johnson Faculty Development Grant, 2015
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation in 2014

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Heart-Assist Devices
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Transplantation
  • Coronary Care Units
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hypertension

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
MD
9/3/2002 - 5/18/2006

Residency

Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO

6/21/2006 - 6/22/2009

Fellowship

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/2009 - 6/30/2012

Research Fellowship

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/2012 - 6/30/2013

Fellowship

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/2013 - 6/30/2014

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine
8/24/2009

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Cardiovascular)
11/2/2012

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology)
10/13/2016

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Cardiovascular Medicine

More About My Work

Reviews

The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

40 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.6 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.6 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    5 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.4 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.8 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.6 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

    Good visit.

  • Reviewed on Sep 02, 2020

    Very, very good/wonderful.

  • Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

    One of the very best I have ever seen.

  • Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

    As always he was excellent.

  • Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

    Exceptional doctor!

  • Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

    My care provider was very patient and understanding.

  • Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

    All the visits are very good. Wexner Medical Center is the place to go for answers.

  • Reviewed on Jan 08, 2020

    All good.

  • Reviewed on Sep 03, 2019

    I love the doctors with the VAD group - They always take the time to explain issues so that I understand them.

  • Reviewed on Nov 09, 2018

    Great always.

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Smith has reported no relationships with companies or entities.